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View Resource Louisiana Geological Survey

This is the homepage of the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS). The site includes general information about LGS and its various offices, as well as an overview of the Basin Research Energy Section, the oil, gas, and coal research section of LGS. The publications and data page features a catalog and ordering information for documents on mineral resources, fossils, water resources, geological...

View Resource Digital Geology of Idaho

This online course systematically divides Idaho's geology into 15 individual teaching modules which correspond with a two-credit, 15-week classroom course. Each module covers a specific area or type of geology in the state of Idaho. Topics include geology of basement rocks, rocks and geology of the Belt Supergroup, tectonic regimes, and geologic history. There are also modules on rocks and...

View Resource How Can Surveying Tell Us Something About Earthquakes?

This tutorial describes how accurate surveys of the Earth's surface can reveal information about earthquakes and movement along faults. Topics include earth movements discovered after the 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake, the elastic rebound theory, and how the locations of four survey stations and the angles and distances of the lines in between them can be used to determine motion of the...

View Resource Quaternary Fault and Fold Database of the United States

This database summarizes geologic, geomorphic, and geographic information for about 2,000 Quaternary faults and folds in the United States. These structures are believed to be sources of magnitude 6 or greater earthquakes during the Quaternary Period (the past 1,600,000 years). Maps of these geologic structures are linked to detailed descriptions, including geologic setting, fault orientation,...

View Resource The San Andreas Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area, California: A Geology Fieldtrip Guidebook to Selected Stops on Public Lands

This guidebook contains a series of geology field trips featuring destinations along the San Andreas Fault in the region that experienced surface rupture during the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The introduction includes material on faults and earthquakes in the Bay area, a comparison of the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes, a discussion of earthquake magnitude and intensity, geologic features...

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